Tagged: environmental protection agency

Arkansas Receives $13M EPA Grant for Water Infrastructure

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2014 8:39 am

The Arkansas Natural Resource Commission has been awarded $13.5 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install, upgrade and replace water infrastructure in the state.

Clean Power Means Good Jobs for State (Glen Hooks Commentary)

by Glen Hooks 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas, true to our tradition, has languished as the rest of the nation moves toward a clean-energy future. While the rest of the country is transitioning away from coal-fired electricity, Arkansas has opened two coal-fired power plants in the past five years to join its three older coal-fired power plants.

Land of Opportunity? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Utility officials and others say the only way Arkansas can meet the EPA goals is by closing a coal-fired plant or two, action that would hurt Arkansas’ economy. Regulation is a job killer, they say.

EPA Proposals Threaten Arkansas (Jason Rapert Commentary)

by Jason Rapert 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas is fortunate to have among the lowest electricity prices in the nation. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency’s newest proposed carbon rule poses a grave threat to our ability to produce electricity affordably and reliably, and that spells bad news for homeowners and business owners across the state.

Natural Gas in Fayetteville Shale Takes Arkansas from Zero to Billions in 10 Years

by Michelle Corbet 9/15/2014 12:00 am

In the past decade, the players in the Fayetteville Shale have shuffled and consolidated, drilling has peaked and retreated, employment has expanded and contracted, technology has advanced, environmental and infrastructure concerns have reared their heads and government has responded.

EPA's Clean Power Plan Fuels Carbon Debate

by Marty Cook 7/7/2014 12:00 am

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan. Environmentalists and power companies have split opinions on the agency's goals.

Clean Harbors Hit With EPA Fine in El Dorado

by Luke Jones 5/19/2014 12:00 am

The Environmental Protection Agency last week announced that it was fining publicly traded Clean Harbors LLC of Norwell, Massachusetts, $581,236 for several violations discovered at a facility in El Dorado.

Hot Springs Measuring Meters in Innovative Ways (Technology Advancements | Winner, 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

When the city of Hot Springs decided to retire its antiquated water meters, the goal was to get rid of equipment that was no longer efficient. City workers researched the alternatives and decided an automated metering infrastructure (AMI) was what was going to keep Spa City from getting all wet. While this primary objective was met in the initial process, Hot Springs discovered more benefits in the project than just keeping real-time tabs on customer water usage.

Two Entergy Arkansas Coal Plants Ranked on List of Nation's 'Dirtiest'

by Luke Jones 10/14/2013 12:00 am

A study ranking the nations’ 50 most polluting power plants is highlighting some of the issues electric industries in Arkansas and elsewhere are facing as environmental regulations change.

EPA Building Named for Former President Clinton

by Associated Press 7/18/2013 10:32 am

Former Clinton administration officials and congressional leaders packed into the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters Wednesday to mark the building's renaming in honor of former President Bill Clinton.

EPA Levies $2.5M Penalty Against Ash Grove Cement

by Associated Press 6/19/2013 3:21 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency levied a $2.5 million penalty against a big cement maker and required the company to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in nine states alleged to have violated the federal Clean Air Act.

Tyson Agrees to $4M Penalty to Resolve EPA Case

by Associated Press 4/5/2013 11:31 am

The U.S. government says Tyson Foods has agreed to pay roughly $4 million in civil penalties to settle alleged violations related to eight accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia that happened over a four-year span and caused one death.

Arkansas, Oklahoma Senators Want Farms Exempt from EPA Rule

by Associated Press 3/8/2013 1:03 pm

Arkansas' two U.S. senators and one from Oklahoma joined three other senators in introducing a bill to exempt some farmers from an Environmental Protection Agency requirement regarding fuel storage.

Whirlpool: Don't Drill Near Our Abandoned Plant in Fort Smith

by Lance Turner 1/15/2013 8:53 am

Whirlpool might be gone from Fort Smith, but it's left more than memories and an empty manufacturing plant behind.

EPA Turns Down Arkansas,' Other States' Requests for Ethanol Waiver

by Associated Press 11/16/2012 10:58 am

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied requests from several governors, including Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.